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Food Tax in WV Eliminated

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Your grocery bill might ring up a little cheaper from now on that's because West Virginia has finally taken the last step to eliminate the food tax.

For the last three years each July, "tier one taxes" decreased by one percent.

July 1 was the last decrease to zero.

The Mountain People Co op in Morgantown said this is just one more way that they can provide the community with locally grown food at a reasonable price.

"Most of our sales are in tier one, the food tax tier. So I think it will greatly increase that we have sales. I think it's about time that West Virginia caught up with other states and have food that people can mange in a monthly budget," said Ashley Keane, of Mountain People's Co-Op.

This change also includes supplements having a zero percent tax.

It does not include deli and ready to eat items.